Mexia’s Reeves finishes second; Coolidge earns a sixth

From staff reports
Tashundra Reeves came about as close as one can to earning a gold medal Friday at the UIL Class 4A State Track & Field Championships in Austin.
However, the Mexia High School senior had to settle for her second consecutive silver medal in the shot put.
Reeves unleashed a throw of 41 feet, 8.25 inches, which was tied with gold medalist Jayla Hooper of Tatum. The tiebreaker was each competitor’s second-best throw.
Reeves’ second-best throw was 40 feet, 8.5 inches. Hooper’s second-best throw was 41 feet, 1.75 inches which edged out Reeves by 5.5 inches for the gold medal.
Ebony Woolridge of Giddings, who had beaten Reeves at the regional meet, claimed the bronze medal with a toss of 41-3.75. No other competitor broke 40 feet.
Reeves’ silver medal-winning effort came on her fourth of six throws. Hooper’s came on her second throw.

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